Hendrick, son of an Amsterdam fisherman, watches two Jewish friends disappear when the Germans invade in 1940 His father uses his fishing boat to transport several Jewish families to England Very simply written. Hendrick s father is a fishermen in World War II Amsterdam When he witnesses his close Jewish friend s being kicked out of school and expelled from Dutch society, Hendrick feels helpless and frustrated When his best friend s family are about to be taken to a concentration camp, he and his father decide to smuggle them out of Holland, at great risk to themselves As interesting as this story is, it is only based on general true events there was not an actual person of Hendrick. Read and used this book last year, for a grade 7 class on the theme of the Holocaust Written for young readers and well liked by my students Easy for them to read and grasp, in spite of the fact that they were also English Second Language learners Good story but importantly a powerful message for readers of all ages I learned a bit about the Righteous Among the Nations. A great job of revealing character through each incident The epilogue brought great satisfaction I like knowing what happened after the main story. Just finished reading this book It s a children s story so it doesn t go as in depth as some stories on this topic do, however, the author makes a great point in showing how many turned their heads so as to ignore what was going on around them Good first introduction to the topic I think. Pretty good book, wish it would have continued with stories of the smuggling but very good nonetheless. I am a huge fan of historical fiction This book is set in 1940 in Holland during the Nazi s invasion Holland had hopes of remaining neutral as they did in World War I The response of the people in Holland toward the persecution of Jews was mixed 45,000 Dutch men and boys volunteered to assist the Germans and some of the Dutch fought back In this book Hendrik joins The Free Netherlands, an organization that worked secretly to assist people feeling Nazi Germany Although Hendrik is fictitious, The Free Netherlands organization was real.George Santayana was a philosopher and poet He is quoted as saying, Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it I hope that we never forget the holocaust and the millions of people who lost their lives I highly recommend this book to anyone and everyone May we never repeat the past. During World War II, When Hendrik, The Young Son Of A Fisherman In Amsterdam, Notices His Jewish Friends Being Barred From School And Ostracized By Their Other Classmates, He Is Determined To Stand By Them His Parents Have Always Told Him To Fight Injustice So When Hendrik Realizes What Hitler S Policies Ulitmately Mean For His Jewish Friends And Their Families, He Hatches A Daring Plan To Help Smuggle Them Out Of The Country By Boat This Latest Addition To The Award Winning Holocaust Remembrance Series Teaches Young Readers The Value Of Compassion, Courage, And Sticking To One S Convictions Even In The Face Of Unthinkable Evil
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- 149 pages
- Righteous Smuggler (Holocaust Remembrance Book for Young Readers)
- Debbie Spring
- 15 February 2017 Debbie Spring